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Morning Read: Arts programs struggling to blossom at LAUSD

LA School Report | November 2, 2015

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Deterioration of arts programs has been particularly jarring in LAUSD
Budget cuts and a narrow focus on subjects that are measured on standardized tests have contributed to a vast reduction of public school arts programs across the U.S.
Los Angeles Times, by Zahira Torres and Ryan Menezes

Comprehensive Common Core survey sent to teachers, principals
The nonprofit research agency WestEd is conducting the survey with the blessing of the State Board of Education and Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson.
EdSource, by John Fensterwald

Hailed as a ‘bold vision,’ an innovative school plan hits roadblocks
Controversy over a California community center that would unite a school district and a city shows how popular ideas can lose favor once they are executed.
Hechinger Report, by Kyle Spencer

Many children under 5 are left to their mobile devices, survey finds
A lack of parental supervision is more worrisome than the use of mobile devices by the very young, experts said.
New York Times, by Catherine Saint Louis

Morgan Hill: Trustee resigns, wins protective order
The board has been split over charter schools, education of Latino students, the placement of sixth-graders and the leadership of Superintendent Steve Betando.
San Jose Mercury-News, by Sharon Noguchi

Column: A high school senior fights for her dreams
Miriam Antonio is a senior at Fairfax High School. She has a dream that seems tantalizingly within reach — but she has to stay focused amid the distractions.
Los Angeles Times, by Steve Lopez

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